It has been nearly a month since my last Weekly Tech Tip post. For the majority of that time our school was on break but in that time there has been a flood of valuable resources to share. Between what is going on in the Middle East, what is going on in Wisconsin, and the Symposium I hosted at Hamline last week I have a lot of resources to pass along this week, far more than usual.
Also, instead of my typical Weekly Tech Tip format, and since processing this video has eaten up my computer resources all week, I am sharing the video of our panel discussion at Hamline University from last week on Equity Issues in Technology & Education. Enjoy.
Weekly Tech Tip:
- Equity Issues: Technology & Education Symposium Website
- Choosing Not to Create Change by Ira Socol on SpeEdChange (post in response to his experience on our panel)
- The Legislature is poised to pass alternative licensing plan. (StarTribune)
- What the Luddites Really Fought Against (Smithsonian.com)
- Alan November's Education-Related Twitter #Hashtag List
- Teaching and Assessing Philosophical Issues of Technology in an 8th Grade Science Classroom (by @JerridKruse)
- A Conversation with John Holt (1980)
- Michigan orders DPS to make huge cuts (The Detroit News)
- 2011 Horizon Report
- Ruling: Fired D.C. teachers must be offered jobs, back wages (Washington Examiner)
- Finding Nemo and spelling ‘humongous’: A look at Somerville school ‘data walls’ (Somerville Voices)
- Who Elected Bill Gates? by Gary Stager on Huffington Post
- Whiteboards—A Modest Proposal by Gary Stager on Tech&Learning
- The imagination tech purchasing plan by Ira Socol on SpeEdChange
- A List Of Education And Related Data Resources by Matthew Di Carlo on Shanker Blog
- Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites: Augmented Reality
- Teacher (educational) Development – An Invitation by Willy C. Cardoso on Authentic Teaching
- Why America's teachers are enraged By Diane Ravitch on CNN
- How Bill Gates' Favorite Teacher Wants to Disrupt Education BY Gregory Ferenstein on FastCompany
- What’s Love Got to Do With It? Is Test Driven Educational Reform Driving the Joy in Learning from the Nation’s Classrooms. Dr Mark Naison With A Brooklyn Accent
- Passion-Based Learning by Ira Socol on SpeEdChange
- “Online Learning” Isn’t “Learning Online” by Will Richardson on Weblogg-Ed
- Crazy Days by Will Richardson on Weblogg-Ed
- Making the case for Facebook in Education by Jen Hegna on Grin and BEAR "I.T."
#Edchat if schools r preparing learners 4 future society what's the purpose of testing & memorisation?
Do we teachers emphasize traditional colleges/universities too much to the deficit of trade schools? Are we creating social classes? #edchat
I have yet to see any real agreement as to what the goal of education should be. #Edchat
Proctoring standardized tests can't be much different from working airport security
Beware of @m_rhee, who attributes way too much in education to test scores. Not a real reformer.
We are happy with the international community response so far, but he answer is no, the #Libyans don't want any military intervention.
#flatclass2011 Take-aways from yesterday 4. Conferences should be about taking action, not taking notes.
Just told our testing coordinator that I wish all of it were trashed and we could get her a much more rewarding job. :)
Me too! Fired up! RT @e_austin: Thank You, Governor Walker, for helping me get my teachers fired up to fight for our rights.
for @acarvin, a RT is a source, an interview, a quote. For us, it is insight, first-person accounts previously unimaginable, unavailable.
RT @warrenellis: Gadaffi's speech seems to boil down to "Everyone is on drugs except me. Also I am Batman."
Twitter told me there was an earthquake in NZ. Facebook told me all my sister-in-laws family were OK. Different networks both valuable.
So facebook is a critical component in fueling a revolution but schools don't think it's appropriate to be used or taught in schools. Huh?
Beiser: Schools were told they could buy art and music teachers. No one did at elementary schools. That means the end of music education.
@garystager courts have basically told school administrators, "do what you think is best..." & increasingly, that's not what's best for kids